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Domestic Violence In East Timor? The ACT Government Can Fix It.

By johnboy - 7 July 2005 10

The roads may be full of cracks, the police stations close for lack of staff, children are held in breach of their human rights in detention, and, in the event of an emergency, the Emergency Services Minister will bunk off on hols and the Chief Minister will go for coffee.

But never mind that bollocks. Our Brave Leader has broken with recent tradition and put a media release online.

The ACT Government will consider supporting a Dili domestic violence service

And what about the Land Rights For Gay Whales I ask you?

What’s Your opinion?


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10 Responses to
Domestic Violence In East Timor? The ACT Government Can Fix It.
bulldog 9:33 am 11 Jul 05

Don’t blame me, I can’t remember who I voted for… I may have drawn a lewd picture on my ballot form.

In any case, people who voted for the tool should be allowed to whinge; I’m sure they didn’t vote for this particular brain fart. That being said they are not allopwed to bitch about the following;

1) Anything else.

Yes, it’s a short list, but I’m so sure I’m correct.

Samuel Gordon-Stewar 7:00 pm 08 Jul 05

I’m glad I didn’t vote Labor and convinced those around me of the same thing.

Samuel

RandomGit 2:05 pm 08 Jul 05

A politician serves his own career to the exclusion of his mandate and even his own party. *yawn*

gingermick 1:57 pm 08 Jul 05

You bastards voted for him. Thank God I live in Queanbeyan.

bulldog 12:57 pm 08 Jul 05

Do they have nice beaches in Timor? Maybe the Comrade is planning another O/S trip at our expense?

Whatever his motivation (which is highly questionable), wheh were the good folks of the ACT consulted as to how he is spending our money? As Thumper points out; I don’t have any ill feeling towards the East Timorese; but surely we have our own Domestic Violence problems in the ACT? Not to mention the shortage of Public Housing, lack of Police etc etc ad nauseum.

Charity starts in the home; we should clean up our own backyard before taking on the whole street (and suburb).

bonfire 12:55 pm 08 Jul 05

big fish small pond.

big confused fish with delusions of relevance.

Thumper 11:48 am 08 Jul 05

I have a feeling that Federal Labor is quite happy to stay at arms length from the Comrade.

GuruJ 11:39 am 08 Jul 05

Unfortunately for our esteemed Leader, I suspect that Labor Federal politicians will not be impressed by his attempts at being internationally engaged.

Chris 9:20 am 08 Jul 05

The Dear Leader is obviously priming himself for a career on the Hill – Shadow Foreign Affairs mayhap ? After all, he’s given an Embassy to Afghanistan, signed MOUs with various others, what else is left – ah, yes, showing compassion in Dili…would be interesting to know how many people overseas are aware Canberra, not Sydney, is the nation’s capital….

Thumper 8:09 am 08 Jul 05

Increasingly bizarre.

What about doing something here? Maybe finish the GDE? How about getting the buses to run more efficiently? Maybe greater access to health facilities for the elderly? WHat about disability services or mental health?

As much as I have nothing against Timorese, I for one do not want my taxes going to Dili.

What other little third world country can we set up a useless little agency in? How about a advocacy service or legal aid in Rwanda?

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